The King's Ransom: 1800 Headwords

The King's Ransom: 1800 Headwords

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'Calling all cars, calling all cars. Here's the story on the Smoke Rise kidnapping. The missing boy is eight years old, fair hair, wearing a red sweater. His name is Jeffry Reynolds, son of Charles Reynolds, chauffeur to Douglas King.' The police at the 87th Precinct hate kidnappers. And these kidnappers are stupid, too. They took the wrong boy - the chauffeur's son instead of the son of the rich tycoon, Douglas King. And they want a ransom of $500,000. A lot of money. But it's not too much to pay for a little boy's life it?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 8mm | 128g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black and white illustrations
  • 0194230716
  • 9780194230711

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Douglas King- with dreams of glory- at any rate power- must forfeit his chance to become top man of a shoe company when he must use the cash, on hand for this deal, to ransom the son of his chauffeur, kidnapped- by mistake- in lieu of his own son. King's reluctance to destroy his career for a kid alternates with the story of the boy's detention at the hands of his three abductors. Steve Carella of the 87th Precinct is again very much on the job and it is a cold blooded crime synchronized with hot action and explicit police procedure. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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